Boris Johnson to call Iran in wake of comments about jailed Briton

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Foreign secretary facing calls to give statement to MPs to retract claim that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was training journalists in Iran

The British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, is expected to call the Iranian foreign minister on Tuesday as he comes under increasing pressure to retract remarks that campaigners believe could lead to a British-Iranian woman being jailed for five years.

Johnson’s suggestion that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was working as a journalist when she was arrested in Iran was cited as evidence that she was spreading “propaganda against the regime”, for which she faces the jail sentence. Her supporters believe the foreign secretary has damaged her defence that she was on holiday visiting family.

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This is appalling. In “normal” times Boris Johnson wld have been sacked long ago. https://t.co/aHaIMIn6j3

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